DescriptionCapel, Arthur, Baron Capel of Hadam. Excellent Contemplations Divine and Moral...Together with some Account of his Life, and his Letters to several Persons whist he was Prisioner in the Tower vigorously asserting the Royal Cause against all the Enemies thereof. Likewise his Affectionate Letters to his Lady, the Day before his Death, and his last Speech at his Suffering, March 9, 1648. With his Pious Advice to his Son the late Earl of Essex. London: for Nathaniel Crouch, 1683. 12mo. A-I12. ,201, 222-223,[9 ads]pp. 19th c. roan over marbled boards, title gilt on spine, contemp.childish pen trials on verso of port., some paper toning, small wormtrack in inner margin in center o the volume. Frontis. port of Capel, t.p. in black border. First Edition Thus. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
Krown & Spellman retail: $350 Capel, Arthur, Lord Capel of Hadham 1610?-1649, royalist leader. "To the last Capel behaved with that magnanimity and heroism which had marked his whole career. There, says Bulstrode, 'he behaved much after the manner of a stout Roman. He had no minister with him, nor showed any sense of death approaching, but carried himself all the time ' with that boldness and resolution as was to be admired. He wore a sad-coloured suit, his hat cocked up, and his cloak thrown under one arm; he looked towards the people at his first coming up, and put off his hat in manner of a salute; he had a little discourse with some gentlemen, and passed up and down in a careless posture.' John, son of Francis Quarles the poet, seems to have been present at the execution, and wrote 'An Elegy or Epitaph' upon the occasion, which was printed shortly afterwards."
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